Tech Tuesday #15 – Isolation Monitoring

In the fifteenth instalment of our Tech Tuesday Series, we take a bite-sized look at what goes into the technology behind our battery tech, with the fifth of our safety features at the pack level.

Pack Safety – Isolation Monitoring

The Isolation monitoring system in Hibernium battery packs involves the use of dedicated circuits and sensors to measure the insulation resistance between the battery pack and vehicle chassis. The insulation resistance is an indicator of the integrity of the electrical insulation, which prevents unintended current leakage and potential short circuits.

Isolation monitoring is particularly crucial during charging or driving. During this, the electrical stress on the system is high, increasing the risk of faults or insulation degradation. By continuously monitoring the insulation resistance during these critical periods, isolation monitoring provides additional protection against electrical hazards and improves overall safety and reliability.

Overall, isolation monitoring is an indispensable safety feature of Xerotech’s high-voltage battery packs. Continuously monitoring the insulation resistance to detect faults and allow the system to take appropriate actions to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of the user, application and the surrounding environment.

As we shift towards an all-electric future, it is battery safety technology like this that is making electrification a reality, not just for the mass vehicle market, but for more diverse marketings such as mining, construction, aviation and agriculture too.

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At Xerotech, we take battery safety very seriously. As a trusted supplier of battery technology to a wide variety of heavy industry, we believe in an ethos where batteries and battery technology should never pose a risk to people, even under the most extreme of conditions. Because of this we conduct a rigorous set of in-house tests and incorporate many different features that build in high levels of battery safety as standard. These tests are designed to push the boundaries far beyond what could be expected, even in the most demanding of conditions. It is as a direct result of this that we have developed one of the safest batteries in the world today.

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About Xerotech

Xerotech is a battery technology company that is solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation, industrial electrification. Our talented team is making an impact on a global scale, driven by a shared vision of a fully electric future.

Our Hibernium® battery pack platform is a battery pack platform that adapts to the bespoke needs of your vehicle or application. With Hibernium® you can choose your desired or preferred energy content, operating voltage range, physical dimensions, and even battery cell chemistry. There are no design or engineering costs even for one-off prototyping projects making this solution one of the only viable options for low volume, high diversity projects.

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